Saturday, November 30, 2013

LB Gives Thanks for Col. Potter!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes


LB, a thankful 1-2 year old Black Brindle Male

While most of us were busy preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday earlier this week, snug and warm in our homes, with the wonderful aromas of delicious food filling the air, one little Cairn had somehow lost his home, had become a stray running loose, searching for food and shelter as Winter closed in on him.  Luckily for him, he was picked up by animal control and taken to a small, local shelter where he was examined by the shelter vet.  There it was discovered that this young and very handsome little Cairn boy had a severely broken left rear leg and probably needed surgery.  This shelter had not the funds or facilities to help this little Cairn boy, so he would be euthanized.  But, Thanksgiving was just around the corner, and a caring and compassionate vet tech begged for the shelter to give her a few days to find a Rescue willing to take this little Cairn boy as the vet tech could just tell there was something special about him.  The vet tech was given permission to take the little Cairn boy home with her over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and she was given pain meds to help keep him comfortable... but after all the Thanksgiving turkey was eaten, everyone was full from the stuffing, and had filled their sweet tooth with the pumpkin and apple pies, and washed it all down with the beverage of their choice, then enjoyed a nap on the couch between football games – after all of that, if a Rescue was not found, then Friday this little boy would be euthanized. 

LB will require surgery to repair a badly broken leg

As Black Friday loomed, the vet tech reached out to Col. Potter.  Intakes worked right through the Thanksgiving Holiday and into Black Friday, working on the medical issues and arrangements that would be necessary to help this little Thanksgiving miracle boy.

While many of us were out shopping for Black Friday bargains, several CP volunteers were working, hand-in-hand, getting this boy picked up, taken in for X-rays at one vet, and then moved to a specialty vet who will perform the surgery.  To the CP Intakes team, this was the very best Black Friday sale that ever could have been made!

Please help us welcome Col. Potter's own little Thanksgiving miracle, LB, a very handsome, Black Brindle Cairn boy, estimated to be less than 2 years old, about 17 pounds, and about the sweetest, friendliest little boy you will ever meet.  He has charmed everyone that has come in contact with him!  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful vet tech that reached out to CP and kept this sweet boy alive and comfortable, and to Ken G. for being our eyes and feet on the ground yesterday.

We are very thankful that CP was there and able to give this little boy a chance.  But this chance did not come without a price - and a hefty price at that.  We are guessing he was hit by a car which caused the four fractures in his femur plus a chip that may have done some nerve damage to his leg.  Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday and an emergency that came in the door just about the same time as we did with this boy, his surgery has been postponed until Monday.  The surgeon gives him good odds that they will be able to repair the fractures with steel plates and pins, and is hopeful that the chip hasn't caused too much nerve damage.  We are hoping that some of you haven't spent all your money on Black Friday sales and still have a little left to help with this little boy’s medical expenses, or that perhaps you might even ask your family to donate to his medical expenses as a holiday gift to you. 

All donations should include a note to help LB and should be sent to:

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
c/o Danielle Rackstraw, Donations
PO Box 1354
Menifee, CA 92585-1354

While Thanksgiving Day is officially over, we think this was Thanksgiving for little LB!  We know he's very happy and thankful that he found his way into the loving arms of Col. Potter.  Please help us welcome him, and we hope you will be able to help support his medical expenses.

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Pilgrims with Open Arms! 
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